Running a business is all about making a profit, so it makes sense that one of the best measures of a company's performance is its profit margins.
Strong profit margins almost always mean a company is well-run, stable, and making money.
A company with healthy profit margins indicates it is efficient at allocating capital and controlling costs, so it can deliver more revenue to the bottom line.
It also means the business has built-in safety. Therefore, a sales slump is less likely to cause an operating...
Can "Perceptual Computing" Help Intel Get Its Groove Back?
When you peruse the tech-dominated headlines these days, a lot of the talk is about how smartphones and tablets are taking over for notebooks and laptops - which had taken over for desktop PCs.
But with the confusing mix of keyboards, track pads, touch-screens, and even voice and gesture commands that are in use today, there are at least as many different ways to interact with all those computing devices as there are different devices themselves.
Microsoft, Intel and Cisco Follow Path Predicted in 'Leaders to Laggards' Series
Money Morning subscribers who read our Leaders to Laggards series on the flagging fortunes of Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) and Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) weren't surprised by...
What's Wrong with Intel Corp.?
Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald is back on FoxBusiness' "Bulls & Bears" program for a look at technology companies' earnings reports. While some are thriving, others like Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) are stuck in a stock price standstill. Watch Fitz-Gerald and his "B&B" counterparts debate whether or not Intel is a "Buy." Loading...
Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) and AMD (Nasdaq: AMD) Betting Big on Combination Chips
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off tomorrow (Wednesday) night with a keynote address from Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) Chief Executive Officer Steve Balmer. But the big attraction at the Las Vegas conference will be the...